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Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire; who was the better dancer?

Latti Ice Ganga Gangsta of PHAET 2013/07/29 05:18:43
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  • DiViews2014 2013/07/31 21:06:28
    Fred Astaire
    DiViews2014
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    Fred embodied more grace and swagger. fred and ginger
  • Junior the Outer Space Musi... 2013/07/31 20:38:15
    Fred Astaire
    Junior the Outer Space Music Man
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    Fred by a nose. Also loved Gene, but I made this decision on who 'felt' more lively to me, and that was Fred.
  • elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard 2013/07/31 07:19:05
    Fred Astaire
    elptrek P.H.A.E.T.'s wizard
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    Both were great dancers, but different type of dancer. Fred Astaire was a classical ballroom and tap dancer. Gene Kelly was an athletic contemporary and tap, with some ballet too.
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2013/07/30 21:31:28
    Fred Astaire
    littlebuffalo55TBA
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    A very close call. I have to go with Fred Astaire based on my perception he was the more graceful of the two. No doubt Gene Kelly was the more athletic.

    One thing is for sure. These two were both immensely talented and loved by audiences everywhere for many years!
  • Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩ 2013/07/30 17:15:03
    Gene Kelly
    Philo® ~PWCM~JLA ✩
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    Wow. Talk about a tough choice!!
  • Brendakp 2013/07/29 16:22:16
    Fred Astaire
    Brendakp
    +1
    That's a tough one, they were both wonderful!



  • Danielle 2013/07/29 14:44:17
  • Peripatetic Iconoclast 2013/07/29 12:44:17
    Gene Kelly
    Peripatetic Iconoclast
    +2
    Truly, both were excellent dancer, at least on the screen. Another one known for his dancing is this guy. Jimmy Cagney
  • Chris- Demon of the PHAET 2013/07/29 11:57:33
    Gene Kelly
    Chris- Demon of the PHAET
    +4
    Both were excellent but my personal preference is Gene...even on roller skates.

  • jmc07806-PWCM-JLA 2013/07/29 10:12:57
    Fred Astaire
    jmc07806-PWCM-JLA
    +2
    Gene kelly was great but he did a differant type of dancing.
  • debhead 2013/07/29 09:00:35
    Gene Kelly
    debhead
    +2
    They were both fantastic dancers. More of my parents era. Gene was better looking and was always happy.
  • beach bum 2013/07/29 06:53:18
    Fred Astaire
    beach bum
  • HillaryLover 2013/07/29 06:50:15
    Fred Astaire
    HillaryLover
    +1
    Kelly was more athletic in a John Travolta sorta of way, but Astaire was the more gifted dancer. Fred was a cut above Gene and Gene was a cut above Donald O'Connor, Dan Dailey, Russ Tanblyn, Gower Champion, etc.
  • Judy224 2013/07/29 06:48:08 (edited)
    Fred Astaire
    Judy224
    +2
    I like James Cagney and Bob Hope also!



  • santa6642 2013/07/29 06:47:01
    Fred Astaire
    santa6642
    +1
    By far.
  • GBWooston37 2013/07/29 05:36:56 (edited)
    Fred Astaire
    GBWooston37
    +1
    There are still Fred Astaire Dance Studios. He also sang countless standards that songwriters clamored for him to sing. He could play the drums and was a very fine pianist.




    Gene Kelly may be remembered more for his solo work but it was always Astaire and Rogers, Hayworth, Barry Chase, etc.
  • Brendakp GBWoost... 2013/07/29 16:15:21
    Brendakp
    +1
    Yep, I took ballroom dancing in a Fred Astaire studio years ago.
  • Xerxes 2013/07/29 05:27:20
    Gene Kelly
    Xerxes
    +2
    No contest
  • themadhare ~IJM 2013/07/29 05:25:30
    Fred Astaire
    themadhare ~IJM
    +4
    Close call, but I'd have to go with Fred Astaire.

  • sglmom 2013/07/29 05:23:34
    Gene Kelly
    sglmom
    +4
    This was truly a DIFFICULT Choice to make ..
    but I so enjoyed "singing in the rain" ..
    (oh, my .. I remember that fondly ..)
    that the nudge went to gene kelly ..
  • MaryOz 2013/07/29 05:22:48

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